New Reads for Fall

Say hello to fall 2020, with its promise of colder days ahead and a continued focus on home-centred pursuits. When it comes to reading, we’ve got you covered with this new selection of family-friendly, all-Canadian books on educational topics ranging from history and architecture to Indigenous culture in Canada’s North and birding tips for kids. 


Railway Nation: Tales of Canadian Pacific, the World’s Greatest Travel System
by David Laurence Jones
The history of Canadian railways and so much more is explored in this beautifully illustrated overview of an iconic company and its role in the development of steamship, rail, and air travel in Canada.
Available November 2020. Pre-order here


Heard Amid the Guns: True Stories from the Western Front, 1914-1918
by Jacqueline Larson Carmichael
Travel through time to experience the First World War as it was really lived in these moving stories assembled from letters, diary entries, old photo albums, and interviews with family members.
Available November 2020. Pre-order here


Treasures of Winnipeg’s Historic Exchange
by George M. Mitchell
Winnipeggers are in for a treat with this breathtaking photographic tribute to the city’s famed Exchange District, an area of immense architectural splendour unlike anywhere in Canada.
Available November 2020. Pre-order here


Grandfathered: Dispatches from the Trenches of Modern Grandparenthood
by Ian Haysom
Anyone who has known the special love of a grandfather will appreciate these funny, heartfelt reflections of a career-driven baby boomer who learns new life lessons while caring for his young grandkids.
Available September 2020. Pre-order here


Gilly the Ghillie: More Chronicles of a West Coast Fishing Guide
by David Giblin
The madness continues in this humour-filled sequel to The Codfish Dream, about the eccentric characters at a remote fishing lodge during the heyday of sport salmon fishing in the early 1980s.
Available September 2020. Pre-order here


New for kids

Journal of a Travelling Girl 
by Nadine Neema, illustrated by Archie Beaverho. Foreword by Joseph Judas
A captivating story of friendship, adventure, and the search for cultural connection, set against the backdrop of an historic treaty signing in the Northewest Territories in 2005. Juvenile fiction, ages 9-12.
Available October 2020. Pre-order here. 


Painted Fences
by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Sydney Barnes
On a beautiful day in May, a young girl walks with her great-grandfather and learns about a similar day from his childhood, 75 years earlier, when the world broke out in victorious celebration of the end of WWII in Europe. Picture book, ages 4-8.  

Available November 2020. Pre-order here. 


A Home Away from Home: True Stories of Wild Animal Sanctuaries
by Nicholas Read
Children who love animals will be inspired by these stories of exemplary animal sanctuaries across North America that are providing safe homes for wild and exotic animals who have been mistreated. Juvenile n
on-fiction, ages 9-12.
Available November 2020. Pre-order here


Birding for Kids: A Guide to Finding, Identifying, and Photographing Birds in Your Area
by Damon Calderwood and Donald E. Waite
This lively volume is packed with full-colour photos, fascinating facts, and fun projects that allow children to get close with nature while respecting the habitats of birds in the wild.Juvenile non-fiction, ages 9-12.
Available November 2020. Pre-order here